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The Fleece Witney, Witney, Oxfordshire

The Fleece Witney

4.4
4.4
228 Reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
The Fleece overlooks the expanse of Witney’s beautiful Church Green. Since we took it over ten years ago it has twice been voted one of the top twenty pubs in the UK. Loyally supported by the people of Witney we are one of the few places in town where you can sit outside on sunny days, eating, drinking & watching the world go by.

We also have a private dining room for meetings or parties & 10 comfortable en suite bedrooms.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, British

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 7:30 am–11:00 pm Fri 7:30 am–12:00 am Sat 8:00 am–12:00 am Sun 8:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    01993 892270

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    The Fleece has a versatile private room. Weddings, Christenings, 40th's, 50th's, 60th's, book-signings and wine-tastings. You name it, the Green Rooms been used for it. Accommodating from 8 to 24 seated, it holds more for drinks.

  • Neighborhood

    Witney

  • Parking details

    The car park for our Witney restaurant is through the arch of the pub and can hold about 20 cars. If this is full there is some on-street parking around Church Green.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 228 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Great for Brunch

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Great for Lunch

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Scenic View

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Sunday Lunch

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Good Vegetarian Options

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  1. RS

    RichardS

    Oxford

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch out with my wife. Great food and great ambience.
  2. MD

    MichaelD

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Well worth going to, service was excellent from motivated staff.

    The Fleece WitneyResponded on September 8, 2022What a lovely review, thank you very much! We appreciate you taking the time to share your kind words and do hope to welcome you back again soon.

  3. R

    Recipeenthusiast

    London

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The Fleece is located in a beautiful quiet area and has a lovely ambiance. Great for business meetings, romantic lunches, fun lunches and for young parents too. Lots of rooms round the tables and plenty of room on them as well. The staff were really friendly and attentive and were happy to help with my request for extra gravy which was very much appreciated. We both enjoyed our starters very much - the crab & salmon salad was by all accounts delicious (no brown meat which is a big plus) and my duck "scrumpet" was very nice. It consisted of breast meat rolled into a sausage shape and then breaded and deep fried. Jolly nice if a bit bijou. Main courses - the shrimp burger looked very nice and freshly made. As they only had one available, I went for a beef and ale pie. It was very good & served with a dollop of mash. Probably better on a cold day rather than a very hot one! I had a "smidge of very nice chocolate brownie" plus ice cream with my pot of tea which served me very well. The "smidge of goats cheese" was quite enough for my lunching companion with her pot of tea. Overall - a very pleasant (if a bit warm but that was the weather at the time) visit, will be back in a year's time!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food, efficient and friendly staff, good selection on the menu and sensible kids menu of offering half an adults portion off the main menu. Generous portions and a good selection of drinks and dessert. The restaurant was nice, spacious and relaxing, playing a good selection of background music.

    The Fleece WitneyResponded on July 11, 2022Thanks for the great review and kind comments! We hope to see you again soon.

  5. F

    Franco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Very nice and welcoming pub. Very good menu. Beautiful location on a sunny day. Do not be in a hurry though. Highly recommended.

    The Fleece WitneyResponded on July 12, 2022Thanks Franco! See you again soon.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food as always, and great service

    The Fleece WitneyResponded on July 5, 2022Thank you for your kind words, we are so glad you enjoyed your food.

  7. CM

    CillaM

    Gloucestershire

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good good portion size and experience

    The Fleece WitneyResponded on June 11, 2022Thank you for the lovely review, we are so glad you had a good experience with us. We hope to welcome you back soon.

  8. PF

    PeterF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good meal out with the family, high food standards as always.
  9. AM

    AnneMarieS

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Disappointing food, several items not available and those we could choose pretty uninspiring. Wine was not very cold. Service friendly and good ambience as pretty busy but not value for money. Have been a regular here but not in the future.

    The Fleece WitneyResponded on June 3, 2022We are sorry to hear this visit did not rise to the occasion and this is not how we would like our guests to leave us, we always strive to take all comments on board and we would like to discuss this further, please do not hesitate to get in contact with us at reservations@peachpubs.co m we can look into this and make amends!

  10. m

    madamjojo

    London

    93 reviews

    4.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely late lunch, friendly staff and a warm atmosphere. The only shame was that the first choice chicken was sold out but either way, will go back....

    The Fleece WitneyResponded on June 8, 2022Thank you for the 4 stars! Sorry you missed out on the chicken, we hope to see you again soon to try it!

  11. P

    Pjones

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience2
    Expensive, small portions. Toilets in serious need of a refurbishment. Staff are nice snd friendly.

    The Fleece WitneyResponded on May 30, 2022Oh no, this doesn't sound like us at all! We are so sorry to hear everything was not right. Please get in touch direct at reservations@peachpubs.co m, we would love to chat more about your experience. Thank you for your feedback and hopefully speak soon.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience1
    The food was very mediocre, especially for the price. I would expect better quality from a Wetherspoons

    The Fleece WitneyResponded on May 27, 2022Oh no, this doesn't sound like us at all! We are so sorry to hear everything was not right. Please get in touch direct at reservations@peachpubs.co m, we would love to chat more about your experience. Thank you for your feedback and hopefully speak soon.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal, went for my boyfriends birthday and he said it was delicious food as well.

    The Fleece WitneyResponded on May 26, 2022Thank you so much for this wonderful review and the 5 stars!!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Staff were great, food was extremely good. We had an outside courtyard table which was nice apart from 2 nearby tables whose occupants decided to share their conversations with everyone(so rude and inconsiderate) but that wasn’t The Fleeces fault of course Will certainly go back again, been several times before

    The Fleece WitneyResponded on May 23, 2022Thanks for your kind words on the food and team, we are sorry to hear your visit was disturbed - we hope to welcome you back again soon.

  15. m

    madamjojo

    London

    94 reviews

    4.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Delicious fresh asparagus and poached egg plus a pulled pork roll provided a delightful lunch. Friendly staff and a busy pub on a sunny day was just perfect.

    The Fleece WitneyResponded on May 25, 2022Thank you so much from all of us here at The Fleece! We would love to welcome you back again very soon.

  16. DI

    DavidI

    Bristol

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food and service, but more competitive, equally as good food, service and ambiance can be found locally.

    The Fleece WitneyResponded on May 1, 2022Thanks for the 4 stars David, we are very proud of our food and what we do, we do take extra care to ensure we are sourcing top quality ingredients which can come at a slightly higher price point. We use artisan producers, ethically sourced, free range, and sustainable produce where possible.

  17. m

    madamjojo

    London

    94 reviews

    4.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Beautiful lunch of soup and sandwich [salmon on sourdough which was delicious] and the Coq au Reisling which was delicately flavoured. It took a little while for our drinks to arrive but that's just nitpicking minor things. The lunch was so enjoyable and we will obviously return.

    The Fleece WitneyResponded on April 20, 2022Thanks for the great review! We do apologise for the wait but appreciate your understanding, we hope to see you again soon.

  18. M

    Markc

    Cambridge

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely place with nice atmosphere and welcoming staff. Whilst food very tasty, a few extra vegetables on the Sunday roast would be welcome given the price.

    The Fleece WitneyResponded on April 11, 2022Thanks Mark for taking the time to share your positive feedback, we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and the team had been helpful and the food lovely, this is great to hear!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Mother’s Day

    The Fleece WitneyResponded on March 28, 2022Thanks for the 4 stars anon.

  20. m

    madamjojo

    London

    94 reviews

    5.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious (we shared a mackerel pate to start and had the duck shepherds pie and a mac & cheese for mains) but most notable was the amazing, friendly and attentive service. Will always go back as we love the Fleece and are so pleased that it's back to the way it was BC!

    The Fleece WitneyResponded on February 27, 2022JoJo this review has made our morning! Thank you for your kind words about our pub, food and fabulous team. We would love to welcome you back again soon.

  21. H

    Hilary

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Overall, we were very pleased with our evening out. It was very busy with a nice atmosphere and the service was very attentive.

    The Fleece WitneyResponded on January 24, 2022Thank you for taking the time to share your review, we value all guest feedback. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and the team helped you feel right at home. this is great to hear! We would love to welcome you back again very soon.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Slow service and then rushed us before dessert. We would have finished in time if we hadn’t had to wait so long for the main course. Despite this lovely place

    The Fleece WitneyResponded on January 5, 2022We are sorry to hear this visit did not rise to the occasion and this is not how we would like our guests to leave us, we always strive to take all comments on board and we would like to discuss this further, please do not hesitate to get in contact with us at reservations@peachpubs.co m so we can look into this and make amends!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2021

    overall3food5service4ambience2
    Large party next to us DJ very noisy and couldn’t hear hear ourselves speak.. nobody’s fault as Christmas

    The Fleece WitneyResponded on December 31, 2021Thank you for your feedback, we are sorry to hear you were disturbed by the DJ, we hope this does not deter you from joining us in the future.

  24. z

    zeus

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Exceptional service , one meal was not as expected however there was no drama and no issue , an immediate replacement and no charge for the meal left - could not have asked for better service and support - a must go back to in the New Year ..

    The Fleece WitneyResponded on December 20, 2021This is a very kind review and we are smiling ear to ear reading your wonderful words regarding your experience with us on Saturday and thank you for the 5 stars.

  25. JG

    JulieG

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Fleece was great ! Lovely rooms .Staff were adorable so happy friendly and helpful. It was our 1st anniversary and they made us a Special cheesecake and prosecco. Will definitely return.

    The Fleece WitneyResponded on December 11, 2021Thank you for such a kind review Julie, we are over the moon to hear the team made your special occasion one to remember. We hope to see you again in the near future.

  26. C

    Crufty73

    Bath

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food. Safe, efficient and attentive staff. What more could you want?

    The Fleece WitneyResponded on December 4, 2021Thank you so much your lovely comments and the 5 Stars!

  27. AH

    AileenH

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    We have eaten here many times before and just had an ‘off’ day. However our concerns were dealt with excellently by the staff and we would not hesitate in coming back.

    The Fleece WitneyResponded on November 25, 2021Aileen, thank you so much for leaving a review on your visit, we are sorry to hear we slipped up on this occasion but overjoyed to hear that it was sorted in a timely and efficient manner.

  28. MT

    MonicaT

    London

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Fleece is a special place in Witney. It worths a visit even if one has nothing else to do in this charming town. The food is always tasty and carefully prepared and staff is exceedingly friendly.

    The Fleece WitneyResponded on November 23, 2021Thanks for the smashing review Monica! we are so glad you find us so special.

  29. S

    Steph

    Buckinghamshire

    59 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A great find. Good quality food and excellent friendly service. A very nice touch bringing extra gravy and an extra little bowl of crispy roasties. Delicious pie! And great to offer a taster (generous) size of pud or cheese with coffee. A neighbourhood gem for sure.

    The Fleece WitneyResponded on November 10, 2021Steph, Thank you so much for such a positive review, we are so glad you were wowed by our team! we hope to welcome you back again soon!

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. The host was excellent, offering us a choice of tables. The food was epic and the whole experience was very good. Recommend

    The Fleece WitneyResponded on November 10, 2021WOW Thank you so much for such an outstanding review! we are so glad your experience with us was so amazing.

  31. DJ

    DeanJ

    Austin

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always first class service and food.

    The Fleece WitneyResponded on November 26, 2021Thanks for this great review and the 5 stars Dean

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great decor and atmosphere. Lovely service and warm welcome. Will defo come back

    The Fleece WitneyResponded on October 31, 2021Thank you so much for the kind comments regarding the great service and lovely atmosphere, we cant wait to welcome you back again soon!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My brother and I had a lunch meal, and we both enjoyed it. Thank you. We will definitely come again! Carolyn Scaysbrook

    The Fleece WitneyResponded on October 8, 2021Thank you for the 5 stars! We cant wait to see you again soon.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly staff, good menu, delicious food, dog friendly and nice outside space - perfect for a sunny September afternoon. Would definitely recommend and hope to visit again.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Lovely service, it was j
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Lovely evening meal. Attentive service despite a very busy pub. Serena our server was great. Wonderful ambience - outside seating. Thanks the Fleece

    The Fleece WitneyResponded on August 17, 2021Thank you for the lovely review and the 5 stars. Serena is great isn't she! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  37. ME

    MichaelE

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and beer, perfect service in a lovely location. Thank you!

    The Fleece WitneyResponded on August 17, 2021Thank you for the lovely review Michael and the 5 stars. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  38. S

    Sheilric

    Oxford

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed lunch with my friend. Will be back! Great service; friendly people. Love the outside space and the car park Good value for money Thank you

    The Fleece WitneyResponded on August 5, 2021Thank you for the 5 stars and the lovely words. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

  39. MS

    MattS

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing, especially the bannoffee cheesecake! And the service was perfect; attentive without becoming interfering. Can't recommend enough!

    The Fleece WitneyResponded on July 31, 2021Thank you so much for this, we really appreciate it. We love it when our guests love us and are delighted you enjoyed your meal with us. We shall look forward to welcoming you back again.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience with the outdoor dining right by the main Church Green. Really friendly service from all of the staff. The starters were amazing as was the Sea Bream main. My wife’s Roast Beef was also great only spoiled a little by a sub par Yorkshire pudding and cracklings which both seemed like reheated from the lunchtime session and were not tasty. That said, apologies from the chef and a free dessert meant they took feedback seriously. Overall a lovely evening to celebrate our wedding anniversary and would highly recommend a visit

    The Fleece WitneyResponded on July 24, 2021Thank you so much for this, we really appreciate it. We love it when our guests love us and are delighted you enjoyed your wedding anniversary meal with us. We shall look forward to welcoming you back again.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Fleece Witney offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01993 892270.

The Fleece Witney is rated 4.4 stars by 228 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for The Fleece Witney

11 Church Green, Witney, Oxfordshire OX28 4AZ

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Witney

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 7:30 am–11:00 pm Fri 7:30 am–12:00 am Sat 8:00 am–12:00 am Sun 8:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    The car park for our Witney restaurant is through the arch of the pub and can hold about 20 cars. If this is full there is some on-street parking around Church Green.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    01993 892270

  • Private party facilities

    The Fleece has a versatile private room. Weddings, Christenings, 40th's, 50th's, 60th's, book-signings and wine-tastings. You name it, the Green Rooms been used for it. Accommodating from 8 to 24 seated, it holds more for drinks.

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